The Geneva Motor Show opens to the public today with some of the world's biggest manufacturers showcasing their latest models and developments. One of the biggest events of the automotive calendar this year will showcase some particularly topical technologies such as driverless and zero emission vehicles and even concepts including a flying car. To get some of the highlights Georgie Frost was joined by editor of The Car Expert Stuart Masson who has just returned from the show.
Will your car become worthless after the budget announcement? There are fears that the Chancellor will punish drivers in today's Budget. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has issued a warning over what it calls the government's "anti-diesel agenda" whilst new changes to road tax laws coming into force in April will also see buyers of smaller, lower emission vehicles paying more. To find out all the potential impacts Juliette Foster spoke to former racing driver and motoring editor at Confused.com Amanda Stretton.
Financial heavy weights Lindsay Cook and Andy Webb join Georgie Frost in the studio. After years of rampant growth could the property market be cooling? As ever it all comes down to location but there are a few tips to make the best of the buyers market. Plus find out which charity fundraising site is in line for the sucker punch this week and why you could find many supermarkets overcharging you at the till.
Welcome to the This is Money and Share Radio podcast, brought to you in partnership with NS&I. With world stock markets continuing to surge despite global uncertainty this week we’re asking if the FTSE could really break the 10,000 barrier by the end of the year. Examining the views of some of the world’s biggest investors from Warren Buffett to Neil Woodford Georgie Frost is joined by Editor Simon Lambert and Consumer Affairs Editor Lee Boyce. Also on this weeks show we look at a few backfires for the Government lately as many banks prove reluctant to roll out its Lifetime Isa whilst it continues to steam ahead with record hikes in probate fees despite only 2% support. This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost in partnership with NS&I.
From April this year zero emission cars will be the only vehicles exempt from road tax. Despite growing interest and increasing pressure to move away from polluting vehicles many are still reluctant to make the jump. So just what are zero emissions cars and what should you consider when making the switch from petrol? In this special report Tom Hill looks at the current state of zero emissions technology and the challenges facing the industry hearing from a range of experts and commentators.
Tom Hill, Chris Lilly, Amanda Stretton, Amanda Lyne, Steve Nash
In part two of our look at the zero emissions car industry Tom Hill looks at the challenges facing the industry and the options available to buyers. Could hydrogen provide the ideal solution? And what might transportation of the future actually resemble?
Tom Hill, Amanda Stretton, Amanda Lyne, Steve Nash
This month is Free Wills month where you can make an appointment to get a will written - without the solicitors’ fees. Scope is one charity that runs free will scheme anyway throughout the year - in partnership with the Trust and Security Network - which is a network of Will writers - who come to you and go through the paperwork with you. To find out more about the importance of making a will Georgie Frost was joined in the studio by Tom Dickson, legacy manager at Scope.
This week Georgie Frost was joined by personal finance writer Sam McFaul from Money Saving Expert. On the agenda this week everything you need to know about spring cleaning your finances and making the most of old currency. Plus all the latest deals the team have come across this week.
Georgie Frost is joined by the team from Moneywise for their weekly catch-up. In this weeks editions they look at the pros and cons of living with older relatives as well as how parents can best save for their children's future. Plus we look at all the latest stats and poll results from the team have come across this week.
It seems people are getting increasingly concerned over the ethical credentials of their food as sales of Fair Trade produce rose for the first time since 2013. This week is the first of Fair Trade Fortnight which aims to raise awareness of the situation for farmers globally and what consumers can do to help them. Joining Georgie Frost for the launch of the week was CEO of the Fairtrade Foundation Mike Gidney.